The Harbour Through The Years

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Re: The Harbour Through The Ye

Postby Micheál » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:56 am

Rocker wrote: . . . they are strong enough to drag a medium pear into their burrow!!...must call the newspapers with that exclusive !


"Borough Lass with Fine Pear Fears Attention from Local Rats"
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Rocker » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:37 am

Micheál wrote:
Rocker wrote: . . . they are strong enough to drag a medium pear into their burrow!!...must call the newspapers with that exclusive !


"Borough Lass with Fine Pear Fears Attention from Local Rats"


Micheál..you are wasted ...what a great "gripping" headline..I'd say the local rags will be dying to get their hands on that :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby jabra » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:38 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Denis Cromie » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:17 pm

Good man Micheál. :lol: :lol: :lol: Davy Stephens, George Gibney and Scoop Johnston would be proud of you, with a headline like that you'd be bound to boost sales.
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Toss » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:44 pm

Rocker wrote:
Micheál wrote:
Rocker wrote: . . . they are strong enough to drag a medium pear into their burrow!!...must call the newspapers with that exclusive !


"Borough Lass with Fine Pear Fears Attention from Local Rats"


Micheál..you are wasted ...what a great "gripping" headline..I'd say the local rags will be dying to get their hands on that :lol:


Surely you mean THEM rocker :roll:
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Strum » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:46 pm

A quick quiz for ye. I got 9/10

How well do you know Dublin Bay?


http://coastmonkey.ie/dublin-bay-quiz/
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby jabra » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:52 pm

well done I coud only manage 6/10
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Snowhite » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:28 pm

Dublin Bay Quiz

You got 10 out of 10

Dublin Bay Legend Wow!

Even we didn’t know all the answers!

Haha neither did I, :o :o I got two pure guesses right. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Rocker » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:50 pm

Well done Strum,

I only got 7 correct. Good quiz.
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Denis Cromie » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:11 pm

Same as you Strum,I was never very good with birds, betcha Skins gets them all. :lol:
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Strum » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:21 pm

I was surprised at one of them. The rest I learned off this site over the years. ;)
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Micheál » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:06 am

Now I know why it's called "Mooning". Those skinny-dipping Ringsenders!

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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Jemser » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:51 am

Dublin Bay Quiz
You got 10 out of 10
Dublin Bay Legend Wow!

Got the 10 out of 10, good quiz, thanks Strum.
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby masterblaster » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:48 am

Nine for me too (two guesses) even surprised myself!
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby bugrock » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:33 am

Pack o low flyers! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Harjoe » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:00 pm

Got 9 out of 10 should got 10 because the one I got wrong was the old Kish lighthouse vessel should have known as I worked on the new Kish before it was pulled out in 1965 ,the factory I worked in did all the central heating ducting for the Kish and also the bollards that the car ferry was built on .
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby jabra » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:29 pm

Holy God Harjoe is there anywhere you have'nt worked ??
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Harjoe » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:38 pm

The company was Denhu Ltd and was based in Jennings yard on Albert Road before moving to Walkinstown and they had the contract for the ducting on the Kish earl;y 60s then they got the contract for the "hellie tubes"for the car ferry this was the hundred of pillers that the car ferry was built on ,we were the only factory that had a machine to make circler tubes in 20 ft lenths which were buired in the water in 60 ft lenths and they pumped the water out of the tube then filled it with reinforced concrete. I worked there from 16 until I left to become self employed so I have'nt worked everywhere :D :D :D :D .
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby keeper » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:02 pm

Was not the first attempt building the new Kish base a failure ? later to be towed to Greystones, what went wrong, does anyone remember ?
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Micheál » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:41 pm

I seem to recall it collided with the pier or something when it was being moved to another staging point within the harbour.

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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Rocker » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:27 pm

keeper wrote:Was not the first attempt building the new Kish base a failure ? later to be towed to Greystones, what went wrong, does anyone remember ?


I think it broke free from its moorings and crashed into one of the piers.(West or coal quay) and they towed to Greystones and used as part of the Harbour wall in Greystones...HID remembered that!!
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Micheál » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:38 am

When hurricanes were just called hurricanes . .

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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Holla » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:50 pm

Interesting reading, on a sidenote one of the roads in the Honeypark development Glenageary (Dun laoghaire golf course )is named Boyd avenue and a block of apartments are called Neptune.
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Rocker » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:21 pm

Great article Micheál. One of the reasons I love newspapers. Can you imagine in a hundred years anything which is put on the internet today being retained to be read and cherished :o
A huge amount in that one article...and the Leinster left at 1 p.m for England for repairs!!
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Rocker » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:18 pm

The Harbour Company has some apps.
While out and about you're also able to scan the codes at the Monument and Berth One on the East Pier to view the history of the very location you're standing.


Waypoint 1 The Carlisle Monument,
http://dlharbour200.ie/harbour-history/waypoint-1/
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